You Brought Me the Ocean #1
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You Brought Me the Ocean #1

Writer: Alex Sanchez Artist: Julie Maroh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 17, 2020 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The New York Times bestselling illustrator of Blue is the Warmest Color, Julie Maroh, and Lambda Award-winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys), present a new coming-out romance set against the backdrop of the DC Universe.
Jake Hyde doesn't swim-not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is in the middle of the desert, yet he yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown for a college on the coast. But his best friend, Maria, wants nothing more than to make a home in the desert, and Jake's mother encourages him to always play it safe.
Yet there's nothing "safe" about Ja more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jun 10, 2020

    Discovering who you are is a journey that goes beyond lineage, dreams, or expectations. Jake, Kenny, and Maria are who they should be. Sanchez and Maroh let the characters reveal the course of this story by unearthing their identities. It's a gift to readers. Enjoy it for yourself and then share it with others. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 17, 2020

    The story is well handled. The LGBT themes are done very well as arevthe themes of misplaced identity. The artwork is perfect as well and really makes the book a stand out. This is another triumph from the DC Ink line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Jun 9, 2020

    Powerful visuals define this honest story of gay identity within the worlds of DC Comics. It's not only a great book itself, but a representation of what superhero comics can do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jun 16, 2020

    This graphic novel does an incredible job of supporting representation for the LGBTQ community, which correlates with June being Pride Month. Maroh's artwork adds a lot of emotion to the story that elevated the graphic novel to new heights. The writing feels personal, which is something I'm sure many readers will appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 15, 2020

    More a slow-burn teen romance than a superhero comic, You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez and Julie Maroh is a groundbreaker for DC's OGN line in more ways than one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 10, 2020

    You Brought Me The Ocean aims to be a superhero origin story and a queer coming-of-age tale all at once, and trying to balance the narrative needs of both of those winds up with Jake's journey as a teen coming to terms with his sexuality feeling underserved and the start of his journey to understand his genetically engineered (?!!) powers feeling perfunctory. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Michaelbn Jun 16, 2020

    "I'm gay"
    "no shit"
    10/10 writing.

    I really want to know what qualifies as good art because this book's art is worse than dogshit.

  • 10
    JS3620 Jun 18, 2021

    Looking at the reviews here on this website and the video reviews on YouTube for this OGN from DC, this is definitely a pretty controversial story. Personally, in my opinion, this is hands down another masterpiece. Hear me out. The book does a great job integrating the topic of LGBTQ people within this well-crafted story. This is a story that teaches you that's its okay to be different from others and we are all equal in one way or another. It's about trying to discover who you truly are, to not hide from who you truly are, and to accept yourself. We get to explore that alongside our MC, Jake Hyde. Jake Hyde in this elseworlds story is uncertain about who he truly is and is often felt different, not just in terms of his abilities but in ter more

  • 10
    gui Feb 7, 2021

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jul 28, 2021

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